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NJ Alert: Mendham Township to Vote on Limits this Monday, December 12

(Friday, December 09, 2011)

The Mendham, New Jersey, Township Committee will consider a new dog ownership limit on Monday, December 12, 2011. The proposal will limit the number of dogs an individual may own or keep, up to six dogs under certain circumstances. The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) opposes this proposal.

The American Kennel Club strongly endorses the right to own, keep and breed dogs in a responsible and humane manner. We believe that responsible dog ownership is compatible with most living arrangements. The AKC opposes laws that limit the number of dogs a responsible owner may own as well as unreasonable limitations on pet ownership, such as the prohibition of dogs for residents of senior citizen and government subsidized housing facilities.

If enacted, the proposal will limit individuals from owning more than six dogs. Specifically, a person may maintain up to three dogs on the first acre of property, plus one additional dog allowed for every additional acre, up to a maximum of six dogs for any property.

Click here to review the Mendham dog limit proposal.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Concerned Mendham-area dog owners are strongly encouraged to contact Mayor Cioppettini and the members of the Mendham Township Committee and express your opposition to this dog limit proposal.

Mayor Frank Cioppettini
fcioppettini@mendhamtownship.org

Samuel K. Tolley
stolley@mendhamtownship.org

Richard H. Krieg
rkrieg@mendhamtownship.org

Richard A. Merkt
rmerkt@mendhamtownship.org

Maribeth Thomas
mthomas@mendamtownship.org

The Mayor and the Committee Members may also be contacted by mail at:
Mendham Township Municipal Building
2 West Main Street
P.O. Box 520
Brookside, NJ 07926

For more information, contact the AKC Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or email doglaw@akc.org; or contact the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs at taadeutsche@yahoo.com

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